Tuesday, May 28, 2013

More UK Trucks from Unknown Snappers

Seddon-Atkinson 401 of Prestons of Potto in Nth Yorkshire.
Prestons began as an agricultural business in 1936 and formed a transport division in 1957.
The company is still run by  members of the Preston family.
ERF E series 6x2 twin steer of K.S.Coles of Wellington in Somerset.
Another E series ERF. This time a 4x2 operating in Westbrick  livery by Framk Tucker of Exeter.
A wide cab TM Bedford being used as a recovery truck by City Line Commercial Recovery of Bristol in South West England..
This Volvo F10 carries no wording at all on the cab, just Roadferry on the front of the trailer.
A very early model F1217 in 4x2 form, operated by Broads Transport in Plymouth, Devon.
A slightly later F1224 6x2 of William C. Hockin of Barnstaple, Nth Devon.
A Beautifully restored "wagon and drag".
A 6 wheeler Atkinson from the 1950s.
Another smart restoration. AEC Mammoth Major in the livery of  S.H.Pratt, from  Amersham in Buckinghamshire.
Scania P93 tipper of A.C.W.Tipping of Cirencester, east Gloucestershire.
A part of the area known as the Cotswolds.
Tandem drive tractors aren't as common in the UK as they are in NZ, but this Volvo is used for heavy haulage duties and has an additional lift axle in front of the tandem set.
The operator is Trendale Heavy Haulage from the Cornwall village of Roche.
This AEC Matador has been used as a tow truck, but previous to this it would have performed  war duties for the army or air force.
 Matadors were produced in many forms including box bodies for the Signal Corps, gun tractors and general service flat decks for the RAF who also pulled trailers with them.
Initially they were produced with petrol engines, but later they used diesels.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Trucks from UK and Europe

The following photos are from my collection, but were purchased from a truck enthusiast who was swapping photos with a UK enthusiast. Therefore I have no idea who took them.
8 wheeler Foden with curtain-side body and vertical smoke stack behind cab.
I'm not sure if this Crusader was still in army use at the time or in the hands of a military collector.
NZ Crusaders were all Detroit powered, but I suspect this is probably Rolls Royce.
Unlike NZ models it is badged Leyland instead of Scammell and also has a different headlamp lay-out.
Also note it is LHD.
The Leyland DAF is also LHD and is what the defence people call a Medium Mobility Vehicle.
The second steering axle is not driven so it is therefore an 8x6.
Scania R113M 400 from the Netherlands is in typical European configuration for this era
i.e. 4x2 tractor with 3 axle semi.
4x2 MAN with 2 axle trailer has a distinctive livery. Another rig from the Netherlands.
F10 Volvo in typical UK 4x2 tractor set-up.
M.J.Transport is from Basildon in Essex.
This Jack Richards & Son ERF EC11 is in the 6x2 format with a second steer axle.
This truck based at Fakenham in Norfolk.
Scania R143M Topline 95 haling fridge full of meat products.
From Barnstaple in Devon comes this 6x2 MAN 22-403 of Evans Transport Ltd.
John Collins owns funfairs and that appears to be what is coming on or off this Foden

Friday, May 17, 2013

Nothing to do With Vehicles.

Last Wednesday was the proudest day of my life. Having come from a working class background, university was not  a word that featured in our vocabulary, but here my wife and I are pictured here with our daughter at her graduation day at Palmerston North having achieved her Bachelor of Nursing from Massey University.
I am so proud (or did I already mention that)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

More Trucking Snaps.

Brand new 2008 International 9500i of Intertruck Forestry Solutions parked in the early morning sun,at Masterton, with an approaching southerly storm only minutes away.
Mack Powerliner of McCarthy Transport at Masterton's Solway Park  Motor Inn.
This 1989 Mitsubishi FV418 of G. Sutherland is parked in Lower Hutt's main street.
Japanese used import Isuzu Giga "Chinese 6" at Eastbourne.
Huge exhaust stacks won't fit through that doorway.
2007 Western Star 4964FX of  Dennison's is loading or unloading at Southward's factory in Seaview.
Assisting in laying new curbing at Plimmerton is this 2003 Hino FM of the Higgins group.
Gold Coast Building Removals 2004 Kenworth C500 waiting at the side of River Road in Upper  Hutt waiting to make its move later in the day.
With the other half of the above building is Gold Coast's Mack R688RS from 1982.
Still working in the late 2000s.
Transweld's Freightliner FLD based at Colyton is rare in NZ with its long wheelbase and huge integral double sleeper.
Under the Mainfreight banner, Bobby D (J.R. Dougherty) operates a couple of rigs in the green of Hansell's  Food Group, but he also operates this 2006 Hino in the standard Mainfreight blue livery.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

More Trucking Photos

Rowe Motors' 2007 Western Star 4964FX parked beside River Road in Upper Hutt.
Guy Small operated this 2007 MAN TGA 26.350 in Owens' colours.
A 2002 Nissan CW440 loads up with crushed cars at the "Pick-a-Part" yard in Naenae.
Pinfolds' fleet are not often seen all in the same place at once, but this wet winter's day in August 2008 was the the day Podge Pinfold was laid to rest and the fleet was lined up in the field in front of their yard as a guard of honour.
A side profile of John Lockley's '97 Marmon..
2001 Mercedes-Benz 2657 Actros with the high set cab.
R.J.Keenan's 2002 Mercedes Actros 2653 with the medium height cab.
A McCarthy Kenworth K 108 from 2008.
Another McCarthy Kenworth. This time a 2007 T404s.
Note the low C.O.G. logging trailer with its low profile tyres and underslung springs.
A well secured load of timber on this b-train pulled by a 2008 Freightliner Columbia 112TRA.
Jeff Weber's Circus were using this 1995 Volvo FL614-210 to help move around their multitude of equipment.
I don't think Volvo ever brought FL6s into NZ, so I am guessing this may be a used UK import.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Fiat 1100T

I have seen this van a few times in the Greytown area, but this is the first time I have managed to snap it.
It's a 1968 Fiat 1100T in remarkably good condition inside and out.
Knowing how Fiats of this era succumbed to the dreaded tin-worm with monotonous regularity, it's great to see one still on the road and obviously well cared for.
The 1100T was produced as a van and a pick-up from 1957 right through to end of production in 1971. Although labelled 1100, only the first models had 1100cc motors. Larger motors were introduced at various stages during production.
I think they only came to New Zealand for a few years around the time the above vehicle was produced, and as far as I can recall, only as vans.This example is listed as being 1300cc.